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Lee x Nova Mandarin

Nick (9b) Modesto Area
4 days ago
last modified: 4 days ago

I found a nice looking 4 foot Lee x Nova that I picked up yesterday. Immediately placed it into a rootmaker 7 gallon grow pot with lots of ferts.


Comments (14)

  • Bob
    2 days ago
    last modified: 2 days ago

    I am not that picky, I eat what I grow. Is it sweet fine, is it sour I still eat them. Don’t throw nothing away. pick and eat till they are all gone, than wait till next season, start all over again. Just fun growing them, also it keeps your brain from going to sleep so dementia doesn’t creep on you.

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  • Dave in NoVA • N. Virginia • zone 7A
    4 days ago
    last modified: 4 days ago

    Really nice plant! Can't wait for you to update with pics of fruit! Maybe in a year? How did you decide on this variety? Have you tried them?

  • Nick (9b) Modesto Area
    Original Author
    4 days ago

    I've read some good things about it and its one that was hard to find locally. I now have the following citrus.


    Washington Navel

    Cara Cara

    Moro


    Kishu

    Okitsu Wase Satsuma

    Owari Satsuma

    Honey

    Lee x Nova

    Page

    Tahoe Gold

    Shasta God

    Yosemite Gold

    Gold Nugget

    Tango

    Pixie


    Meyer

    Libson

    Variegated Eureka

    Bearss





  • Dave in NoVA • N. Virginia • zone 7A
    4 days ago
    last modified: 4 days ago

    Oh my goodness. Of those that are producing, which could you NOT BE WITHOUT? Have you tried Mandarinquat? I got a bag at the store and LOVED THEM! If you like kumquats at all, these are like kumquats on steroids. Packed with flavor and super addictive. Probably not for everyone though.

  • Nick (9b) Modesto Area
    Original Author
    4 days ago

    I have not tried one just going on what I have read from others who have tried them.

  • Silica
    4 days ago

    Nick, a variety that I would recommend to you is Xie Shan.

  • HOWARD Martin
    4 days ago

    many of these varieties I never even heard of so forgive me of my lack of knowledge there may citrus varieties I have just never heard of

  • Silica
    4 days ago

    I have been to several citrus expos where they held citrus tasting contest. All and I mean All, of the ones that I attended the winner was Xie Shan.

  • HOWARD Martin
    4 days ago

    it not going to be easy to find some of those varieties around here

  • molewacker z9b Napa CA (No.SFBay) Danville CA z9b (E.SF Bay)
    4 days ago

    Good luck Nick, nice looking tree. My LxN (Carrizo) has been very slow to bear fruit. Planted in June of 2012, then moved in 2016,,,, this is the first year that it is developing fruit... and it's loaded!

    I'm looking forward to trying the Xie Shan, three grafts took last year and are growing fast. It'll probably be 4 or more years for them to bear.

  • Dave in NoVA • N. Virginia • zone 7A
    3 days ago
    last modified: 3 days ago

    I've got a 'Xie Shan' with fruit for the first time. We'll see how a smaller plant does. Going to probably graft this one for gifts to other citrus nuts locally.


    Although, I think Harris Citrus Nursery might sell Xie Shan pretty economically.


  • Nick (9b) Modesto Area
    Original Author
    3 days ago
    last modified: 3 days ago

    I've looked for and tried ordering Xie Shan and Dekapon locally for the past 2 years with no luck. So this was the next best thing I could find :) that was hard to get.

  • socalnolympia
    3 days ago

    Nova Lee is definitely better than either of its parents. I have gotten the opportunity to taste all three.

    However, I personally prefer the type of taste of Shasta Gold over Nova Lee, since it is more sour and aromatic, but that could just be personal preference. The type of people who like a mandarin like Dancy will probably like Nova Lee.

  • poncirusguy6b452xx
    2 days ago

    I like the sweet fruits because I can pick them when they are still mostly green when I want something with a little bit more of a bite to it.

    Steve